The Secret of Eternal Youth

watercolour by Nancy Farmer, 18.5 x 22.5 inches, 2015

How many limbs would you sacrifice for eternal youth? None? not even a few fingers, some little toes? I know some who would be prepared to donate a digit or two…

This is a Pollarded Dryad – a spirit of the trees, but of a pollarded tree, very common where I live on the edge of the Somerset Levels. if you’d like to read the whole story of this curiously rejuvenating process, it is revealed in this blog post: ‘Pollarded Dryads and the Secret of Eternal Youth’.

'The Secret of Eternal Youth', watercolour by Nancy Farmer, 2015
‘The Secret of Eternal Youth’, watercolour by Nancy Farmer, 2015

2 Comments

  1. Just been learning about pollarding as part of my research into Robin Hood. This is great and makes perfect sense now I now what pollarding is! You never cease to amaze me Ms Farmer!

    1. Oh good! I am pleased someone is paying attention 😉 Thanks for ‘getting’ it!

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